Completing the Circle: Garifuna Pilgrimage Journeys from Belize to Yurumein

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Title:
Completing the Circle: Garifuna Pilgrimage Journeys from Belize to Yurumein
Author:
Buttram, Mance Edwin
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis explores the connections that the Garifuna indigenous group of Belize has with their former homeland, the island of St. Vincent. After emerging as a distinct ethnic group during the 17th century, the Garifuna were exiled from St. Vincent by British colonial rulers in 1797. For the Garifuna people, the connection to the island is more than historical. It is also spiritual. Interviews were conducted in July 2006 in Belize with members of the Garifuna community who have made the journey back to the island. In addition to presenting the results of those interviews, this thesis will also provide a history of the Garifuna people, describe some of the spiritual aspects of the culture, and a discussion of the current literature on pilgrimage.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Garifuna; Pilgrimaage; Belize; St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Latin American Studies; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Stoffle, Richard W.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleCompleting the Circle: Garifuna Pilgrimage Journeys from Belize to Yurumeinen_US
dc.creatorButtram, Mance Edwinen_US
dc.contributor.authorButtram, Mance Edwinen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the connections that the Garifuna indigenous group of Belize has with their former homeland, the island of St. Vincent. After emerging as a distinct ethnic group during the 17th century, the Garifuna were exiled from St. Vincent by British colonial rulers in 1797. For the Garifuna people, the connection to the island is more than historical. It is also spiritual. Interviews were conducted in July 2006 in Belize with members of the Garifuna community who have made the journey back to the island. In addition to presenting the results of those interviews, this thesis will also provide a history of the Garifuna people, describe some of the spiritual aspects of the culture, and a discussion of the current literature on pilgrimage.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectGarifunaen_US
dc.subjectPilgrimaageen_US
dc.subjectBelizeen_US
dc.subjectSt. Vincent and the Grenadinesen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLatin American Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairStoffle, Richard W.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest2183en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659747362en_US
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